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Family Statistics

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update to 1985 the reply given to the hon. Member for Kensington, Official Report, 27 January 1987, column 215 showing the numbers of working and out-of-work families with children at different income levels.

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 21 January 1988 at columns 836–40.

Estimated number of the 10 most common forms of surgery (in order of frequency) performed in NHS non-psychiatric, non-maternity hospitals, England 1985
Condensed1list operation numberOperationEstimated number of operationsApproximate cost (current prices)Estimate based on
1. 080Dilatation, Curettage, Biopsy and Excision of Lesion of Cervix127,450£200 to £250National average cost per patient day in hospital
2. 093Treatment of Fracture by Operations105,850Not available
3. 061Cystoscopy (with Destruction of Lesion)87,680Not available
4. 023Tonsils and Adenoids83,550£300 to £350National average cost per patient day in hospital
5. 078Hysterectomy68,590£1,200Study carried out in 1982
6. 038Operations on Abdominal Wall, Peritoneum and Mesentery67,710Not available
7. 039Inguinal Hernia Operations66,660£650Study carried out in 19822 (average for all hernia operations)
8. 092Post-natal or Post-abortion Operations65,800Not available
9. 014Operations on Lens60,100£9501986 estimate for cataracts (including lens implant) only
10. 100Arthroplasty353,080£3,3001984 estimate for hip joint replacement only
1 OPCS condensed list of surgical operations.
2 Many of these operations are now carried out by day surgery but a separate costing for such operations is not available.
3 Arthroplasty also includes knee joint replacement for which a separate figure is not available.

Source: Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE).